April 23, 2017

For the Love of a Black Cherry Tree

• By John Chisholm • I love black cherry trees.  I love their scented, white, columnar blooms and the vivid red and purple veins embedded within their dark green leaves.  Their cherries are small ― … [Read more...]

A Wonderful Time

• By John F. Chisholm • I traveled to Searsport the other day.  Doug and I worked on my Daimler.  The weather was horrible with a wet, heavy snow falling.  The roads were treacherous.  Saying the … [Read more...]

Art and the Creative Ether

• By John Chisholm •I've been spending too much time wondering and worrying about the creative ether. Nobody quite knows of what it's comprised, how limited anyone's supply might be or how to acquire … [Read more...]

The Nomination Process

• By John Chisholm •Friends have been inquiring. "How's the campaign going?"The answer, as truth so often appears, is short: It's gone.It went by in a heady mixture of idealism, folly and naiveté. I … [Read more...]

Impatience in Overdrive

• By John Chisholm •Impatience has no reward. I know that. But when anticipation is overwhelming, I find myself impatient despite my best counsel.Thirteen days ago I ordered an overdrive for my Land … [Read more...]

On the Campaign Trail … Or Trial?

• By John Chisholm •I'm running for the Maine House of Representatives. Knocking on doors, asking residents for their signatures on my nomination papers is an experience. Even if I'm not elected, I … [Read more...]

Running for Election

• By John F. Chisholm • I'm running for election, state representative, District 102. My thoughts on the matter are mixed. On one hand, I was raised with the example of civic duty. My mother, … [Read more...]

What’s in a Name?

• By John F. Chisholm • Names begin to escape me. It's true. I'll meet someone who I haven't seen in years and be unable to come up with their name. It's incredibly frustrating. I'll cudgel … [Read more...]

The Thing About Rejection Is …

• By John F. Chisholm • I don't handle rejection well. That's a shame. Writers, in particular, do best when completely inured to it. Why? Writing is the most personally injurious, hurtful, … [Read more...]

Peace on Earth

• By John F. Chisholm • I send more than one hundred Christmas cards. I'm a big believer in Peace on Earth. Wait! While I'm confessing, there's more. I have to admit that receiving a Christmas … [Read more...]